CDC officials announced Monday that the 2012-13 flu season has started nearly a month earlier than expected, with influenza A(H3N2) being this year’s dominant strain, and they said this could be a bad year for flu. However, the influenza vaccine this year is a 90% match for the samples examined by the agency, officials said. “My advice is: Get the vaccine now,” said infectious diseases specialist Dr. James Steinberg of Emory University. The Boston Globe/The Associated Press(tiered subscription model) (12/4) , Family Practice News (12/3)
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